Waikato River Trails: 1 Karapiro

3.00 out of 5
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↑ 300 m
↓ 300 m
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Trail Description
About this trail
The trail is smooth and wide with just a few steep pitches. Initially it's close to the road but after Little Waipa Reserve - a great spot for camping and boating - it's right beside the beautiful Lake Karapiro. You'll pass the Huihuitaha wetlands on a boadwalk half a kilometer long and see the old swingbridge and powerstation at Arapuni after just 11km.

Hostel style accommodation is available at Arapuni and there is a cafe but not much else.

Many people do the trail as an out-and-back ride from the north end. Usually they carry on past the Arapuni dam to Jones landing. That makes for a round trip of less than 40km.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  Jim Cummings   on Jun 16, 2018
  Jim Cummings   on Jan 14, 2015
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World Champ

January 28, 2015
Review: This section of the Waikato River Trails is as picturesque as the other sections and it's the most like a "family fun" style of ride because it's short and not too challenging.

Waikato River Trails: 1 Karapiro MTB Trail 3.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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